[ mon-di-green ]
a word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of another word or phrase, especially in a song or poem.
ORIGIN OF MONDEGREEN
1954; coined by Sylvia Wright, U.S. writer, from the line laid him on the green, interpreted as Lady Mondegreen, in a Scottish ballad
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